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SWF: Postie does his bit to crack prostate cancer
9:00am Monday 11th February 2013 in Local News
A postman has been helping to raise awareness of prostate cancer by cracking nuts.
Richard Littlefield, who is based at the South Woodham Ferrers Delivery Office, supported Royal Mail’s charity of the year, Prostate Cancer UK at its ‘nutcracker suite’.
Mr Littlefield cracked a walnut, which is a similar size to the prostate, on Wednesday, with a sledgehammer for every donation of £5 or more that was received by Prostate Cancer UK for one hour.
It was streamed live via the charity’s website, www.prostatecanceruk.org
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK.
Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and, one man dies from the disease every hour.
Mr Littlefield said: “This was a fun way of raising awareness for a very serious disease.”
People are being urged to donate £5 to The Sledgehammer Fund by texting CRACK to 70004 or visiting prostatecanceruk.org